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October 14, Elite women:

Compton makes it two from two

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Cycling News
Published:
October 15, 2012, 1:43 BST,
Updated:
October 15, 2012, 18:14 BST

Gould has to settle for second again

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) sweeps the weekend in Fort Collins

Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) sweeps the weekend in Fort Collins

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Katie Compton (Trek Cyclocross Collective) continued her unbeaten streak in the 2012-2013 'cross season with a dominating performance in the second day of racing at the Trek US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The eight-time US 'cross champion soloed to victory with a 1:08 margin over hometown Olympian Georgia Gould (Luna Pro Team), who finished as runner-up to Compton for the second straight day. Gould was locked in a battle for second place with Julie Krasniak (Rapha Focus), but separated herself from the Frenchwoman late in the contest and finished 11 seconds ahead.

Reigning U23 national champion Kaitlin Antonneau (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld) claimed fourth, 1:52 behind her coach and mentor Katie Compton, followed by Canada's Pepper Harlton (Juventus Cycling Club) in fifth.

After Andrea Smith (LadiesFirst Racing) claimed the hole-shot, a group of approximately 10 riders formed at the head of affairs. That group was soon whittled down to four and contained Compton, Gould, Krasniak and Nicole Duke (Raleigh-Clement).

Compton took matters into her own hands and launched an attack which quickly began to grow with three laps remaining. Gould and Krasniak remained together in the race for second while Antonneau bridged to Duke in the duel for fourth place honours.

Compton rode flawlessly to secure the victory while Gould separated herself from Krasniak for another second place finish.

Full Results
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 0:39:12  
2 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:01:08  
3 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 0:01:19  
4 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 0:01:52  
5 Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club 0:02:07  
6 Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team 0:02:12  
7 Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement 0:02:15  
8 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 0:02:19  
9 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
10 Carmen Small (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:02:31  
11 Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 0:02:33  
12 Courtenay McFadden (USA) Voler/Bicycle Centres 0:02:39  
13 Alice Pennington (USA) Kona 0:02:47  
14 Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team 0:02:57  
15 Amanda Carey (USA) Volkswagen Boise Cycling 0:03:12  
16 Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club 0:03:28  
17 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 0:03:37  
18 Serena Gordon (USA) 0:03:48  
19 Rebecca Gross (USA) KCCX 0:03:50  
20 Lara Kroepsch (USA) BOO Bicycles 0:03:52  
21 Karen Hogan (USA) Team Kappius 0:03:55  
22 Jessica Cutler (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com p/b Blue Compe USA 0:04:00  
23 Katherine Sherwin (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross 0:04:09  
24 Beth Ann Orton (USA) Team S&M 0:04:12  
25 Nicole Thiemann (USA) Team CF    
26 Katie Arnold (USA) Bob's Red Mill 0:04:24  
27 Ashley James (USA) KCCX-Fuji 0:04:25  
28 Anna Dingman (USA) Real Wheels Bicycle Studio 0:04:35  
29 Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 0:04:48  
30 Kelly Fisher-Goodwin (USA) BOO Bicycles    
31 Amanda Miller (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:04:49  
32 Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing 0:05:15  
33 Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel 0:05:43  
34 Corey Coogan-Cisek (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com 0:05:48  
35 Nina Baum (USA) Stan's NoTubes Women's Elite 0:06:02  
36 Kate Powlison (USA) The Service Course | World Bicycle Relief 0:06:13  
37 Melissa Barker (USA) GS Boulder/Trek Store 0:06:24  
38 Kristin Weber (USA) Boulder Cycle Sport 0:06:35  
39 Lisa Hudson (USA) Feedback Sports    
40 Lauri Webber (USA) Wooden Wheels Racing 0:06:58  
41 Karen Brocket (USA) Ethos Racing 0:07:12  
42 Shannon Gibson (USA) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team 0:07:19  
43 Magen Stevens (USA) Parkburger  -1lap  
44 Jessica D'Amato (USA) Evol Elite Racing  -1lap  
45 Lynn Bush (USA) Tough Girl / Scott  -2laps  
46 Meghan Korol (USA) Bob's Red Mill Cyclocross  -2laps  
DNF Sydney Fox (USA) Summit Velo    
DNS Katerina Nash (Cze) Luna Pro Team    
DNS Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized    
DNS Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus    
Overall standings after round four
1 Katie Compton (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 200 pts
2 Georgia Gould (USA) Luna Pro Team 160  
3 Teal Stetson-Lee (USA) Luna Pro Team 103  
4 Pepper Harlton (Can) Juventus Cycling Club 88  
5 Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld 74  
6 Gabriella Day (GBr) Rapha-Focus 64  
7 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 60  
8 Julie Krasniak (Fra) Rapha-Focus 60  
9 Meredith Miller (USA) Cal Giant Berry Farms/Specialized 56  
10 Mical Dyck (Can) Stan's NoTubes Elite Cyclocross Team 55  
11 Nicole Duke (USA) Raleigh-Clement 53  
12 Caroline Mani (Fra) Raleigh-Clement 43  
13 Carmen Small (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 35  
14 Andrea Smith (USA) LadiesFirst Racing 35  
15 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 34  
16 Maureen Bruno Roy (USA) Bob's Red Mill p/b Seven Cycles 26  
17 Amanda Carey (USA) Volkswagen Boise Cycling 23  
18 Courtenay McFadden (USA) Voler/Bicycle Centres 18  
19 Rebecca Gross (USA) KCCX 14  
20 Rebecca Blatt (USA) Van Dessel 14  
21 Alice Pennington (USA) Kona 13  
22 Marne Smiley (USA) Bob's Red Mill Racing 9  
23 Judy Freeman (USA) Crankbrothers Race Club 8  
24 Ellen Noble (USA) Trek Cyclocross Collective 8  
25 Amanda Miller (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 7  
26 Jennifer Gaertner (USA) Motofish Racing 6  
27 Jessica Cutler (USA) Cyclocrossracing.com p/b Blue Compe USA 4  
28 Abby Strigel (USA) Team Abyssa 4  
29 Serena Gordon (USA) 3  
30 Ashley James (USA) KCCX-Fuji 2  
31 Linda Sone (USA) Crossniacs p/b Wesley Cycles 2  
32 Lara Kroepsch (USA) BOO Bicycles 1  
33 Amber Markey (USA) My Wife, Inc 1  
34 Sarah Huang (USA) Exergy TWENTY12 1